Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Thoughts & things

It's a random, run on thoughts kind of day, perfect for the monthly link up with Nadine and Kathy.

The UPS guy and I are friends. He knows my name, but I don't know his, and it's too far gone now for me to ask without it being weird. We were both on vacation the other week, and he went to disney with his 5 year old, and he was showing me pictures and videos (she was SO cute) and I mentioned about how I went and totally cried when I met Ariel and he laughed and then said 'oh, you're serious'. Yep. Then I made it worse and said, well I didn't cry when I met her, I cried when I first saw her across the room, the tears were gone (barely) by the time she came around to the table. Am I not supposed to admit to these things?


I don't like mickey mouse. I don't hate him, but I don't love him. I'm a princess girl. My mum loves mickey mouse, but she hates minnie mouse. I don't have strong feelings about minnie.


^ that's my mum. Don't tell her, she will legit kill me. She also loves eeyore almost as much as mickey.

Just for fun, here's a picture of me with tigger from that trip. I was obsessed with tigger when I was younger, and as a teenager I totally tried to make TTFN happen (ta-ta for now!). It didn't happen.


Speaking of Disney, when I was younger, I thought the words to part of your world went like this:

Betcha' on land, they'd understand
Bet they don't reprimand their daughters
Pregnant women, sick of swimming
Ready to stand


Do you see the odd word out? Where on earth did I get pregnant from? Weirdo.


Speaking of getting lyrics wrong, I used to think Suspicious Minds by Elvis said 'we're caught in a trout' which is a fish, if you were wondering. The correct word we are looking for is trap.

I'm a huge Elvis fan. Apparently not enough to sing the correct lyrics, but still. Mum loved him too, so I grew up listening to his music.

On our cruise, every time KC would finish his main meal, the waiter would ask him if he wanted another (which KC would say yes to, because the portions were tiny compared to what we were used to), but then when we ordered dessert, he would always laugh and make a big deal that I ordered 2 (okay, sometimes 3). Rude! Let me eat as many desserts as I want to, I am on vacation!

Also, speaking of the cruise - KC and I went through our entire supply of sunscreen on the first day, we had to buy more. No big deal, but seriously. We used so much sunscreen that we could have been bottles of sunscreen, and we still got burned. It was crazy. I am currently peeling and it is disgusting. 

I haven't been sunburned more that a tinge here or there in like 5 years because I just can't willingly lay out without sunscreen, knowing that not only am I asking for skin cancer, but it's gonna hurt like a mother when it burns. We only hung out by the pool for a few hours (and partly in the shade!) a couple of the days, but I guess it didn't matter. We burned immediately. Oh well.

I was just minding my own beeswax, scrolling through instagram the other night when I got a notification of a new follower and then I promptly fell off the couch and had a heart attack.


I am a huge dorky fangirling fan of Jamie and her blog and basically everything she does. If she recommends a book, I read it. She's never steered me wrong. Plus, she just seems really cool and awesome and I want to be her friend. I know, I'm a loser. It's cool. Are you a loser if you call yourself out? I think it makes me cool, to own my weird.

I know we all say this all the time, but I can't believe we are in July. I mean, I believe it, but damn. Time flies, right?

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  1. Your mom is beautiful! I have never been a Disney fanatic, but can see why some really love everything Disney! Can not believe it is July! Happy Wednesday!

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  2. I love this post. The kind of stream of consciousness I can get behind! I feel like you're totally normal in practically everything you're saying which makes me think either you and I are very different or everyone is feeling similar thoughts. Minus sunscreen bc my Italian skin doesn't really burn. But go you for two or three desserts! And Ariel! I cried when Merida let me record a video to send to my best friend's daughter on her birthday. It was so freaking amazing.

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  3. I'm "eh" towards all things Disney. I don't have feelings around it basically at all. Like most families go on beach vacations regularly, we went to Disney. My brother and I were probably the only kids on the planet to receive the news we were going with the response of "really? again?" But to your mom's Mickey love (and your hatred of him...or well, dislike) my mom VEHEMENTLY hates Winnie the Pooh. HATES him!

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  4. the UPS guys hate me here. every time they deliver something, it's for my husband but there's ALWAYS a COD charge of $50 or so (he buys cycling shit from the UK) and i get so mad because of that charge and i make my feelings about it very clear. it's not directed to the UPS guy (since i always say: it's not you, it's HIM and pointing to my husband's name on the package) and it gets weird real fast LOL.

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  5. Cruise portions are tiny, everyone would always say to us 'OH AMERICAN PORTIONS" when we had seconds because we needed more food. Ummm, heck yeah to two desserts, that is soon the way to roll.

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  6. Ariel has always been my favorite Disney princess. Most everyone I know always says Belle and I love Belle, but I remember the first time I watched The Little Mermaid and I think that's why she's my favorite because she's the first one I remember seeing.
    So as an Elvis fan have you been to Memphis and toured his house? I feel like I'm a total flake as a Tennessean because I have NOT, but it's always on my list to do because even though I'm not a fan of his I feel like it's something I need to see...especially with people talking about how awful the decor is!

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  7. ah i love this post! so fun to read all the ramblings ha. it's totally acceptable to cry upon seeing ariel (so cute) and not like mickey. EVERYONE likes him. so meh. and get your multiple desserts girl. who cares! and why is it we never have enough sunscreen when on vacation. i bought two extra bottles on my last trip and emptied one of them. and yet at home i have like 5 in my bag at any given moment ha.

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. I used to be friends with the UPS dudes when I worked in leasing offices and saw them multiple times per day. I never really caught their names either but like it is easier for them to remember seeing as how we sign our names for them so theres that. So rude to make fun of you for Aerial though. And for the multiple desserts because hello, vacation!!! Desserts are mandatory! Duh! Ummmmmm for the longest time I thought it said pregnant women too!!!! Maybe it used to be that way and they changed the lyrics just like they changed Berenstein Bears to Berenstain. Conspiracies man. Conspiracies. I totally burn even with sunscreen on too. It is something I just have to accept.

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  9. As I age, I burn more...my SPF gets higher and my sun exposure more limited but I burn more. I don't get it.

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  10. TTFN!! lol Love it! This was so fun to read.

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  11. So funny about your UPS guy! I thought you were kidding about being friends but yeah..you guys are basically BFF's. Don't they usually wear name tags on their uniforms? That would be handy so you don't have to ask! Also, sometimes on the tracking site they'll say who delivered the package. I know all the tricks ;)

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  12. I was the same way with the people who work on my train as you are with the UPS guy but I recently learned their names! It was funny/weird for the first few months though haha! And I used to love Tigger. I would have totally made TTFN happen with you ;) <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  13. Hey, I totally cry at EVERYTHING Beauty & the Beast ... every time I saw the movie, or the opening of the Broadway play. & when we were in Disney & I saw Belle, I did the same thing. I am totally a Princess girl. I'm not too big in Mickey either.

    If you love a reading blogger, I'm off to stalk them now myself :)

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  14. The song Secret Agent Man, by Johnny Rivers? Yeah, I spent probably 12 years thinking it said "Secret Asian Man" & wondering why this Asian guy was so special he got a whole song written about him. NOPE. Haha.

    Hearing other peoples misunderstood // mis-heard song lyrics is one of my favorites.

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  15. When I finallllly make it to Disney I'll probably cry too - no shame!

    I can barely go in the sun anymore without immediately burning - which never used to happen. It turns to a tan right away but the first two days are torture. I haven't seen the sun in weeks because of this

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  16. This was all so random and I love it! These posts are my favorite . . . it's like stream of conscience and that's totally how my brain works! My favorite line "I think it makes me cool, to own my weird." Well totally! Hate that you burned but super high five for your dedication to sunscreen - I am a bit of a nut about it too!

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  17. Hahaha- those Disney thoughts crack me up. I love that your mom hates Minnie! I essentially cry every time I see Alice from AIW, too ;)
    I'm 100% the same way about tanning and the sun. I pretty much bathe in 50spf before leaving the house in summer. Laying out is boring (and dangerous, in my mind) so I don't do it. Plus, I prefer swimming to laying.

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  18. Oh, girl... I will chuckle about "we're caught in a trout" all day long! I needed a good laugh! Have a good one!

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  19. I freaking love Mickey - no shame in my game. :) Also, you eat as many desserts as you want - ummm, that is what vacation is for. My husband loves pointing out to me when I'm singing lyrics wrong, and even when I know the correct ones, the wrong ones still sneak their way in.

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  20. hehe this is great. My KC was baffled on the last few nights of the trip when he found out you could get multiple dinners/desserts. Chocolate lava cakes for that guy every single night. HA. Your sunscreen experience sounds like my summer, ever. f-ing. summer. This is why I don't like summer. Because it's not really possible for me to avoid the sunburn. Try as I might. UGH. Bummer. :( Ha I definitely freak out when I get a photo like, tweet like, or retweet etc. on social media from someone famous.. .or famous to me. I'm such a dork. I screenshot everything. lololol XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  21. I'm neutral on Minnie and Mickey, but give me some Pocahontas, Mulan, and Megara and I'm hyperventilating as a true fangirl.

    When Disturbia by Rihanna came out, I was certain she was saying "Scurvy love." I maintain that she is singing it wrong to this day.

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  22. Caribbean sunburns are no joke - some of the worst I've ever had! I always sing lyrics wrong - then I'm in the car with Gary and he'll be like - what did you say and I'm confused as to why he doesn't think my lyrics are correct LOL then we head to google who clears everything up - usually he's right! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  23. I was a fan of Tigger as a kid. I also had a Mickey watch (like a reallllly nice one) and then I lost it and my mom was mad.
    I prefer the Princesses too. They really became a thing when I was in high school so my mom bought me a Disney Princess clock and I think it's still in my room at home.
    The Fed Ex guy knows my name too.

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  24. I loved Tigger!! I think I still do. Living in the Orlando area I don't visit to Disney often enough.

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  25. I love that you tried to make TTFN happen. I bet if you tried it again in 2016 it might just take off!

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  26. Awww ... I love the Disney pictures and am really jealous because I could not find any characters in Disneyland when I went with my family. I think they were hiding from me because they didn't want to be tackled by me. Seriously, I had lots of plans to humiliate myself with every Disney princess, so I understand the tears! Do you remember the bouncing Tigger (can't remember the official name)? My parents bought me one. I was like 22 or 23 years old. LOL!

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  27. Welp! Now I want to book that trip to Disney I've been dying to book!!!!! Thanks a lot! ;)

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  28. LOL, this is so fun! I had no idea people (in your family at least?) had such strong feelings about Disney characters. I'm pretty neutral on all of them. And wow, your mom looks so young! I can see where you get your looks! I hear you on sunburn pain. I got one on a small section of my back during our trip to Utah and could not believe how sensitive it was for so long! :( Hopefully that will be the last one I get this summer!

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  29. Hahaha pregnant women and caught in a trout killed me! I love Tigger and Eeyore. My best friend and I went to Disneyland my junior year of HS and one of my favorite pictures of us maybe ever is us with Tigger. We were super stoked when we found him haha. I love Elvis too. My mom was like 15 when he was super famous and she had a huge crush on him, so I think I get it from her!

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  30. HAHA @ the wrong lyrics. I also find it so hard to sing the right lyrics once you've been corrected. It's like, the wrong one's are all I can hear. I can't say I have strong feelings either way about Disney characters, but I got a chuckle out of you and your mom and your strong opinions on Mickey and Minnie, lol. And wait, I thought TTFN WAS a thing?! ;)

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  31. I love that picture of you and Ariel SO much. And also you and your mom look a lot alike! I have to say I don't really care very much about Mickey and Minnie either but I'm also trying hard not to be a super princess person so that my daughter doesn't want to wear a ballgown to school everyday. haha. I love Jamie's blog too! I need to link up with the Broke and the Bookish soon.

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  32. LOL I felt the same way when YOU started following me on IG. :-)
    My mom and I say TTFN now and then, but you're the only other person I've ever met (or and we haven't actually met) in my life who knows what that means.
    So did you know you were going to meet Ariel or was it was fate that you were wearing that shirt? I grew up going to Disneyland pretty frequently but have never ever met a character. I've never wanted to take time away from the rides!

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  33. I just about cried when I met Belle for the first time when we were in Disney last! You just can't help it when you're about to meet your favorite Disney princess! And I can't believe that the waiter would make fun of you for ordering multiple desserts! Rude! Like you said, it's your vacation and you can eat whatever and how ever much you want! And yes to all the sunscreen! Miraculously Chris and I didn't get burned in Hawaii, but I was using SPF 50 and applying like every hour on the hour! Sunburns suck!

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  34. Being friends with the UPS guy is probably better than the bartender at the minor league baseball stadium recognizing you & knowing your drink order... oops? Also, always go for 2 desserts on vacation! Isn't that what vacation is for?

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  35. Hahaha omg, I wonder where you picked up the pregnant women lyric from?!

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  36. The pregnant women lyric legitimately made me laugh out loud. :) Cruise portions ARE tiny. I don't eat much, and even I would double up on meals sometimes.

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  37. Those pictures of your mom are everything! So stinkin' cute. Um, no shame about crying when you saw/met Ariel - I busted up crying right after my meeting with Sleeping Beauty. I couldn't help it! And, how have I never heard of Jamie and her blog? Totally checking it out!

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  38. Is that you mum with Mickey?! Are you sure?? That looks like you! So, with sunglasses, your mum and you could be twins.
    I don't know Jamie and/or her blog, so obviously, I'm going to check that out right now.

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    1. p.s. on vacay, you can have as many desserts as you want. it's a well-known fact.

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  39. OMG I thought the word was "pregnant" in Part of Your World, too! Thank god I'm not the only one. I'm also friends with my UPS guy - he literally followed me down the street when I was out running one day to give me a package. Ha! I would have cried had I met Ariel, too!

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  40. I love Jamie's blog! I've been reading her for years.

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  41. I don't know what happened to my comment. It just got eaten and disappeared into the interwebs. Anyway, that's crazy that you guys still got burnt with all that sunscreen. We like to sit underneath the shade if we go to the beach, since we're not really beach people and I burn easily. I met a lady in a training class I took recently who went tanning at a salon while we were at that site. I was so surprised, I didn't know people still did that. But I thought it would be rude to ask why. I'm definitely checking out that blog and following!

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  42. You look so pretty posing with Ariel! I think my favorite Disney character is Tinkerbell. Oh and cruises are meant for overdoing it at dinner. I'm not gonna turn down another dessert since they're usually smallish.

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  43. I love all the Disney stuff happening in this post. Except I'll pretend that you LOVE Mickey and Minnie both, because hello... you have to! ;) Tigger was always my favorite and I'm pretty sure I signed about 1,000 notes to friends 'TTFN' no lie lol!

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  44. Yay for all the Disney confessions! I've always had a thing for Winnie the Pooh characters and princesses. My faves would be Pocahontas, Belle, Jasmine and Mulan. That "pregnant women" thing had me laughing out loud! Too funny!

    And vacay means zero fucks given so have as many desserts as you want!!

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  45. Ummm, so you think your relationship with the UPS guy is weird...

    My Australia post delivery person was a problem for a while because I couldn't work out if it was a he or a she - and nor could my friends who live in his delivery zone (calling that a thing... because I don't actually know what they call it). But then HE decided to give me his business card because apparently he's some odd travel agent on the side and thought I'd probably like vacations (I don't really know anyone who doesn't but kcool) and then I Facebook stalked him and realised he was a he.

    But it gets weirder. Other than him seeing me in the street whenever I'm out and calling out "Hey Kristy! Will you be home later today? I've got a package for you!" - two weeks ago he came to the door without a package and told me that he wouldn't be my delivery guy anymore because Australia post were putting someone else on - and whilst I thought that was weird, it was even weirder when last week on what I'm guessing was his last day, he gave me a card thanking me for how kind I was?

    Which is nice but um..... I just wanted my packages.

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    1. Oh and his name was Van, hence the need for facebook stalking... and it's kind of hilarious that Van drives a van so I guess he picked the right job!

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  46. Ahaha There is nothing wrong with having a relationship with your UPS guy, why not?!?! If he can't appreciate your love for Ariel, then that's his problem!! ;)

    Hilarious, I always would hear the wrong lyrics as well... I was in Barbados one summer many, many moons ago and thought they were all singing, "The Lord is mine, The Lord is mine"... I'm thinking, ok, wow, they're very religious. I only found out later that it was "The Road is mine.." Oops.

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  47. I can totally get behind extra desserts! Whenever cakes are involved I always get a second (and even a third) slice, no shame in that. Lol I've gone through 2 things of sunscreen already this summer and I haven't even gone anywhere! I just really want to avoid getting a sunburn :)

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  48. So Winnie the Pooh was always my main obsession as a kid. Even now I have a copy of The World of Pooh by A.A. Milne on my dresser. Loved Eeyore, LOVED Tigger, and I also tried to make TTFN happen :)
    Sorry that you got burned despite your best efforts! That's frustrating. I've had 2 really terrible bouts of sun poisoning in my life, and a few other sunburns to top it off, and now I am absolutely vigilant about sunscreen. I'd rather be pale than burnt or have skin cancer, no question.

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  49. Your randomness here just cracks me up! I really never had an absolute favorite Disney character. If anything maybe Winne the Pooh and Tigger. That's crazy how much sun screen you went through! Maybe the sun is just hotter there? I go through quite a bit for Remi. I'm always scared she's going to get burnt. I don't blame you for eating alllll the desserts on vacation! I'd do the same!!

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  50. I love that you matched Ariel! Disney wasn't really a thing for me growing up so I don't think it'd be so emotional for me, although it doesn't take much to make me cry so I'd probably be sobbing along with the best of them.

    And waiters should not pass judgement on what you're ordering. Isn't that like, rule 1 of the waiter code? If I had been your waitress I'd have encouraged you to get 3 or maybe 4... Dessert is the best part of any meal!

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  51. Bahahaha pregnant women that's great! I used to think in this Halloween song my Grandmom would sing that the lyric was "doom dick riders" but it was actually broomstick riders, and apparently I was very adamant that my lyric was correct.

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  52. Oh man I hate the "too late to ask your name" now thing. That's the WORST.

    I for sure teared up during the Disney parade when we were in DL. I mean, I like to think it's because I was so happy for Abigail and the excitement on her face...but now that I really ponder this...I'm pretty sure it would have happened without her there too lol

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  53. I have not been to Disney World or Disneyland yet but hopefully someday. However I will openly admit that I cried when I saw Hogwarts for the first time. My husband took me there as a prize on our honeymoon and yes I straight up cried and I there is no shame in my game! Also Ariel is beautiful! And your incorrect word in part of your world had me rolling on the floor laughing that is hilarious where on earth did that come from?!

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  54. You are killing me with Ariel. Ha! Love your shirt. And I totally know the struggle with it being too late to ask someone's name. It's the worst! We had neighbors downstairs when we lived in our apartment, and they kept calling Jordan "Justin" but for some reason we never corrected them and then it was like a year later and it was way too late to say, actually it's Jordan. ALSO, we could never remember their names and felt terrible so it was kind of just a huge fail both ways.

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  55. Girl, I cried through the first 10 minutes of Les Mis the first time I saw it live on Broadway. It was just pure magic. You can't help the tears! Totally something I'd tell people (about crying over seeing Ariel) so you aren't alone. Also, I'm with you on loving the Princesses, but not being so much about Mickey. I'm not sure why I was never really into Mickey or Minnie, but I just wasn't. I did love Tigger, though! I have a Tigger mug from Disney in Tokyo from when I was a teenager! :) And hooray for one of your favorite bloggers following you! That's awesome!

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  56. I was so obsessed with tigger too! I remember having a different tigger shirt to wear every day of the week and being so happy about it, hahah. I don't know if you guys use the spray sunscreen, but I sweaaaar there is only enough for like one day in those bottles! We always go through them impossibly fast too-- though sometimes I think when you're in a different place you just burn no matter what from different sun levels or whatever it is.

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  57. Love your Fangirl status. So exciting when a big girl crush follows you back. And hell yeah to 2 desserts!

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  58. Lol!! Pregnant women - I died! Such a great post and yes, while cruising eat ALLL of the desserts, no shame!
    TTFN ;)

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